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A Talk about TSTO Mothers

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all you amazing mum’s out there that work your socks off for your family – you’re amazing! Let’s use this day to celebrate the amazing deeds that mum’s worldwide do out of the kindness in their hearts

With today being the day for Mother’s, I thought I would do an organised ramble about TSTO mum’s: the ones we have and the ones we don’t have yet. 

DISCLAIMER: to all you Americans out there … no, I have not misspelled ‘mom’ throughout the post, I just refuse to write anything other then ‘mum’ 😁 …
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What event shall I write about?

Dr Nick

Heya everybody, hope everyone is feeling well and surviving Monday so far. EA has given us this Military update in the unexpected form of a mini event. Whether I like it or not is up for another post but, as I count these mini updates as (easy-going) background fun, we have a bit of lull before the next “BIG” thing.

So … I wanted to do something that I keep saying I’ll do and that is share event ideas. I have so many event ideas and I always want to share them but I barely do and it’s a shame so I will start to do more event ideas in between events and maybe a few in events 😁.

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Around the World in 10 Days #10: Brazil

Wow! Hasn’t that 5 week event gone so quickly?? I don’t know if it’s due to my busy life at the moment or just these posts making the week’s go bye. So … This event has really recently gone and bags have been packed but we’re not finished traveling the workd over here with this being the final installment of this Around the World in 10 Days series.

We’ve definitely been on an adventure with the family through episodes ranging from the good, the bad and the ugly. I will have an overview post done for this series which should be up at the weekend 😉. Today we’re off to the country of carnival so get your maracas and your beach body out and get ready to shakey shakey shakey …

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Around the World in 10 Days #9: Australia

Good day mates and welcome to our penultimate journey around the world with The Simpsons. We’ve had one heck of a journey and all with me snuggling into bed with my phone watching episodes and taking screenshots.

The Simpsons have had their fair share of Travel Episodes and i really enjoy seeing the family get up to their casual antics in different cultures and I think it’s safe to say I’ve learnt a lot of stereotypical information about each country: UK is snobby suited men walking around in their waistcoats, Ireland is just leprechauns and drunk children and India is Bollywood dancers – right? 😉

Well today we’re off to a stereotype heavy but a classic episode (IMO) so fasten your seatbelts and enjoy your ride to Australia!

Today we are looking at “Bart VS Australia” which is S6 Ep 16. Enjoy …


Episode Synopsis (from Simpsons Wikia):
In a way to spite Lisa, Bart makes a prank call to Tobias Drundridge, a naive Australian boy, which sparks international controversy.

Have you noticed how the better the episode, the shorter the SimpsonsWiki synopsis? 😁


Episode Review: 

Boy have I been looking forward to rewatching this episode! Has to be my favourite travel episode due to it’s enjoyability. Where to start?

– Let’s start with the premise. I thought the reason the family was going to Australia was funny, original and clever. Heck, it got me laughing in the first few minutes. Plus, if was educational. I had no idea that toilet’s flush a certain way due to which hemisphere you’re in plus it lead onto some hilarious jokes later on and of course lead onto Bart prank calling Tobias which set’s this whole episode off. It just flows SO well – from toilet flushing, to prank calling, to the lawyer to ending in Australis – only The Simpsons could pull that off so well!

– I couldn’t count how many times I laughed at this episode. It has so many memorable and hilarious quotes …

– And every new character that they introduced into this episode was so well executed and developed that I wish some of them would have stayed to recur throughout the seasons.

– Plus, the voice acting of Phil Hartman (RIP) was, obviously, great for the lawyer character.

– Storyline was organised meaning that pacing was constant and you know how much that makes me happy 😉.

Such a fun episode that has to be somewhere in my Top 10 episode (maybe even Top 5!), great premise, hilarious jokes and the perfect pacing.

Sam Stamps: 

If I could have given 4½, I would. Little flaw: would have liked to see more Australian sightseeing with the family.


Content they could have added:
(See gallery for images of most items mentioned)

  • South Pole Research Station
  • Tobias
  • Tobias’s house
  • Boys Dad
  • American Prime minister
  • Lawyer
  • Australian City Theatre
  • US Embassy
  • American Style Toilet
  • Cultural Centre
  • Australian Pub
  • Bar Owner
  • The Booter
  • Booting Australian Flag (decoration)
  • Kangaroo NPC
  • South O’ The Equator Gift Shop

As always items that I think have a VERY slim chance at entering the game (eg. Guest stars) are with a *.


Content they have added (from this episode):

Australia is one of the countries which surprisingly and not surprisingly isn’t featured in this event. I think it’s such a great and funny episode – that is a huge success with fans – apparently there was some Australian mixed reaction of hating and adoring this episode because of stereotypes, BUT I see no difference in exaggeration from this episode then to the other travel episodes.

I have a feeling that IF EA do a sequel event – which I have a suspicion they will – this will be a country they will visit (along with the UK and other missed countries *fingers crossed*)


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Well thank you very much for reading this week’s installment in Around the World in 10 days.

Want to know what country we’re visiting next? Then check out the map:

We’re off to Brazil next week for our last trip!

But until then, let me know what you think of the post, “Bart VS Australia” and tell me which item you most want, from this episode, in the game. Enjoy the event and Happy Tapping …
And, here’s a GIF …

Because why not? 😁

Around the World in 10 Days #8: Japan

I’ve been without internet for a couple of days so sorry for the short lateness of this post …

First of all … PINCH, PUNCH, FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH! 😁 *sticks tongue out*

We’re nearly at the end and I think it’s quite sad. I’ve enjoyed this journey around the world with The Simpsons and I hope you have too. 

The Simpsons have gone all around the world in episodes that range from the good, the (kinda) bad and the ugly and I think the “Simpsons go to …” episodes have become such a major and enjoyable part of the show. So in this 10 part series we overview 10 episodes where the Simpsons travel to a different country and what content it could bring to The Simpsons Tapped Out.

In this 8th part to the series of 10 we analyse a pinnacle episode for this event due to it’s recent use in Act 2. Because of the majority of Act 2 items coming from today’s episode, this post may be briefer due to not much content left to analyse 😁. Ready? Strapped in? Anything from the trolley? 

So … Enjoy your ride to Japan … 

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Around the World in 10 Days #7: China

Hello globe trotting adventures! It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Around the World in 10 Days post with today being the 7th in the 10 post series. 

‘Travel episodes’ have become a big part of The Simpsons and a lot of them I thoroughly enjoy watching them BUT there is the odd, random, unmemorable or just boring travel episode. So far we’ve only had 1 that, in my opinion, was lacking compared to the rest and today we travel to China with the Simpsons family in a sweet but comedy lacking episode.

So … Enjoy your ride to China 

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Ah’ve got a wee idea for what’s to come

Hello world trotting tappers and welcome to a wee bit of speculation. With the event coming up to its third act, we know something else will be coming soon after the end of the event.

Here at TOuk Blog, we love speculating and coming up with ideas for updates to come so Act 3 normally means roll up your sleeves and dig into the clues of what’s coming next. I was digging around for some clues and didn’t find many official clues (teasers etc.) but when I looked at dates of the game, I had a pretty strong idea of what’s to come. So, let’s get started …

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Happy Wedding Anniversary Homer & Marge! 

On this day, February 23rd 35 years ago, Marge Bouvier and Homer Simpson got married!


Marge: Maybe our next anniversary will be romantic. Aww, look, Homey, our wedding cake!

Homer: You mean there’s been cake in our freezer for eleven years? Why was I not informed?


If the Simpsons didn’t exist on a floating timeline (so characters don’t age, basically) then it would be their 35th Wedding Anniversary after being married on February 23rd in 1982. That’s impressive! I’ll have whatever anti-aging products their using …

We first get a glimpse into the relationship of Homer and Marge before marriage in the episode “I Married Marge” which is episode 12 of season 3.
Season 3 is probably my favourite Simpsons Season due to many of my favourite episodes featuring in this season and this episode is no different. It’s got jokes, heart, flashbacks and quotable dialogue all packed into a really sweet episode.
(Seriously, if you haven’t watched it then 1) *rolls eyes* and … 2) watch it! You have to today because of their anniversary)

To sum up this great episode here is the SimpsonsWikia synopsis:
In flashback, the year is 1980, and Homer andMarge are dating. After seeing a Star Warsmovie, they get busy afterwards – and Marge finds out she is pregnant with Bart. When Homer finds out, he proposes to her, and then tries to find a higher paying job. He goes to the new power plant, only to be rejected. When the baby’s things are repossessed, Homer decides they’ll be better off without him – until Marge comes to find him.

This episode teachers that nothing can stand in the way of love. The love that Homer and Marge portray is so sweet, you can’t help but love the animated couple.
Let’s face it … Homer can be a jerk. Although beer and other stuff persuades him, he often finds himself back with Marge and no matter what stupid things they do against each other, nothing can stop their love ❤. Marge see’s behind his silliness and flabs and see’s the fatherly love that has developed in him.

(I better stop now before I start tearing up 😁 …)

How has Marge’s and Homer’s relationship affected your love life? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below and Happy Tapping …

Around the World in 10 Days #6: India

Hello globe trotting buddies and welcome to another “Around the World in 10 Days” post with last post hitting the midway mark. I started this at the beginning (ish) of this event and it ends one day before the event ends (how perfect!) and boy are they go quickly!


To view the first post (with series explanation) CLICK HERE

To view the whole series (so far!) CLICK HERE


Today we look at a travel episode that I thoroughly enjoyed when rewatching it. It’s a shame because it is often not looked at because of the underwhelming-ness (is that a word?) of the previous seasons. BUT with today’s look at “Kiss Kiss Bang Bangalore” we see Season 17 being a great one (with some great episodes out of the modern age).

So fasten those seatbelts and … Enjoy your ride to India


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Around the World in 10 Days #5: Tanzania

Howdy tappers. Here on a Friday evening for another Around the World in 10 Days post. Yep, we’re at Number 5. We’re halfway there and I have a bit of a confession to make … We got all of the great ones done first. Sorry, but we’ve only got good, mediocre and meh ones left. This was by accident because I chose the country order by starting with UK and going the most “sensible” journey around the world, ending at Brazil because that’s the Act 3 theme.

Put your shirts and shorts on because we’re going somewhere hot with some beautiful picture opportunities (so yes, your phone has other abilities then Tapped Out *gasp*)

So … Enjoy your ride to Tanzania 

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